Friday, February 17th, 2012 - Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the global début of the all-new Outlander at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show - which runs from 6 March through to 18 March 2012*. The new-generation Outlander was built to be eco-friendly and it accomplishes this with fuel efficiency and CO2 emission levels that are among the best in its class. Also on display on the Mitsubishi Motors stand in a line up of 13 models (eight on the first Press Day) will be the MiEV House, a model for a near-future “EV (electric vehicle) lifestyle” that maximises household energy usage with the help of an EV, as well as the fast-selling ASX and other models currently on sale in Europe.

In addition to its fuel efficiency and CO2 emission levels, other features distinguishing the new Outlander include enhanced levels of safety from the adoption of advanced safety technologies and a user-friendly interior that reflects pure quality. The new Outlander will be launched first in Russia this summer, after which it will be introduced in European, Japanese, Oceania, Chinese and North American markets.

During fiscal 2012 Mitsubishi Motors will also be adding to its line up an EV-based Outlander model which will use a plug-in hybrid system derived from MMC’s exciting EV technology.

New Outlander Product Features

(1) Outstanding environmental performance with fuel consumption and CO2 emission levels that are among the best in its class.

The European-market specification Outlander is offered with a choice of gasoline and diesel engines. Gasoline models are powered by the 4J11 2.0-litre in-line 4-cylinder SOHC MIVEC* engine which employs an all-new valve train. Diesel models use the 4N14 2.2-litre in-line 4-cylinder turbo charged MIVEC engine, with a very low compression ratio of 14.9:1, which meets stringent European diesel emission regulations.

The diesel Outlander (2WD drive train, 4N14 engine with 6-speed manual transmission) will provide a superior level of environmental performance, with target CO2 emissions of under 130g2/km*, thanks to MMC’s "Auto Stop&Go" idle-stop system and its lighter body weight from the optimisation of the body structure, the use of high-tensile strength panelling and improved aerodynamics. Furthermore the new Outlander will be equipped with an ‘eco-friendly driving system” that notifies the driver when they are driving at maximum efficiency.

*1: Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system (name for engines fitted with Mitsubishi Motors’ variable valve timing system).
*2: Target for European model that is subject to final homologation. Models for other countries may differ according to local homologation.

(2) Enhanced levels of safety borne from advanced safety technologies

The new Outlander offers outstanding safety through the use of the following advanced safety technologies:

FCM (Forward Collision Mitigation System): Detects obstacles on the road ahead of the car and automatically applies the brakes to prevent a collision.
ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control System): Operates to maintain a safe distance between the car in front even at very low speeds experienced in heavy traffic congestion.
LDW (Lane Departure Warning System): Functions to warn the driver that their vehicle is about to depart from its lane

(3) High-quality, user-friendly interior

The new Outlander’s interior expresses quality with the use of a glossy black instrument panel, switches decorated with silver accents and soft-touch dashboard trim material. The new Outlander also features easily-operable steering wheel controls together with high-resolution and easy-to-read instrument displays.

The comfortable second- and third-row seats can be easily configured to provide a number of seating patterns and also a long luggage space with a flat floor.

A power-operated tailgate facilitates loading and unloading.

Vehicles on display at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

 Model

No. on display

Remarks

New Outlander

2

Global début

i-MiEV

2

European market model

L200 (Triton)

1

Made in Thailand

Pajero

1

Montero in Spain. Shogun in UK

Lancer Evolution X

1

On display from 7 March 2012

ASX

2

RVR or Outlander Sport
Only 1 on first press day (6.3.12)

Colt

2

Made in Europe. European-market model. Only 1 on first press day (6.3.12)

Lancer Sportback

1

Galant Fortis Sportback in Japan
On display from 7 March 2012

Outlander

1

Made in Europe. European-market model. On display from 7 March 2012

For further information contact:

Caitlin Beale
Corporate Communications Manager
Phone: 08 8275 7250
Mobile: 0417 243 719
[email protected]

Shona Connolly

Corporate Communications Coordinator
Phone: 08 8275 2676
[email protected]

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About Mitsubishi Motors Australia


Mitsubishi Motors Australia is part of the global Mitsubishi Motors organisation and is fully owned by Mitsubishi, one of the world's largest companies.



The company's history dates back to 1870, when Mitsubishi's Japanese founder, Yataro Iwasaki, started a shipping company with three steamships. The company grew from strength to strength and, in 1914, registered the Mitsubishi three-diamond trademark. This symbol embodies more than 130 years of tradition, and has earned the confidence and trust of customers all over the world.



Mitsubishi takes great pride from knowing that more than 11 million people from around the world have chosen to drive a Mitsubishi vehicle. There are Mitsubishi dealers in more than 200 sites across Australia. These professional and knowledgeable dealers help owners ensure their Mitsubishi car is always looked after by fully-trained Mitsubishi technicians, using genuine Mitsubishi parts that meet stringent global standards.



Mitsubishi Motors works hard to develop cars that provide comfort, space, flexibility and safety; Outlander is one of them, including a range of advanced technologies such as Super All Wheel Control, Smart Keu and Bluetooth hands-free.


Caitlin Beale
P: 08 8275 7250
M: +61 0417 243 719
W: www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/

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